The Association of Magazine Media

IMAG

 


Welcome to the home of MPA’s Independent publishers, better known as the IMAG brands. Modern, passionate and thoroughly hands-on, these companies come together regularly to share practices, resources and learnings unique to independent, enthusiast-driven magazine media companies.

See full list of IMAG members here
 


Learn about the 2016 and 2017 Imagination Awards finalists and winners:


2017

2016

 

Past IMAG Events:

   2017 IMAG Annual Conference 
Independent and enthusiast magazine media executives from across the country came together for robust conversation and candid idea sharing at the 13th Annual IMAG Conference in Marina del Rey, California. Hosted by the IMAG Board and Chaired by Scott Dickey, CEO of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the conference theme was “Excite: Leveraging Brand Power.” From a collection of case studies to inspiring keynotes to panels featuring top experts in the industry and in the agency world, the 2017 IMAG Conference offered invaluable insight into issues central to indie brands.
     
  2017 Imagination Awards
The Imagination Awards honor the work of independent magazine media companies and brands. These awards recognize projects and teams that capture the essence of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results. The winners were announced on May 23 at the Imagination Awards gala, held at the Marriott Marina del Rey.
 

 

 
IMAG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LAURA SIMKINS
IMAG Chair | Chief Operating Officer
AFAR Media

DAVID LUSTERMAN
Publisher
Stringletter 

MICHELA O’CONNOR ABRAMS
Media Executive

DAN McCARTHY
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Taunton Press

TOM BEUSSE
Chief Executive Officer
F+W Media, Inc.

KEVIN MULLAN
Executive Vice President, Operations
TEN: The Enthusiast Network

ELIZABETH BRAMSON-BOUDREAU
Chief Operating Officer
MIT Technology Review

DAVID NUSSBAUM
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
America's Test Kitchen

BETH FUCHS BRENNER
Chief Revenue Officer 
Domino Media Group

ERIN O'MARA
President 
The Nation

BETH BUEHLER
Chief Operating Officer 
Rodale Inc.

PHILIP PENNY
Chief Operating Officer
Belvoir Media Group LLC

MICHAEL CARNEY
Chief Operating Officer, Publishing & Branded Media
Outdoor Sportsman Group
OSG a Division of KSE Media Ventures

DONALD B. PESCHKE
Founder
August Home Publishing

ANDREW CLURMAN
President and Chief Executive Officer
Active Interest Media, Inc.

RYAN SHEA
Publisher and Chief Executive Officer
Entrepreneur Media

DAN HICKEY
Chief Executive Officer 
Kalmbach Publishing

JAMIE TROWBRIDGE
President
Yankee Publishing, Inc.

ERIC HOFFMAN
President and Chief Operating Officer 
Hoffman Media, LLC


AMY P. WILKINS
Chief Revenue Officer,
Smithsonian Media

Smithsonian Enterprises

DONNA KESSLER
President
Morris Media Network,
Morris Communications Company

ERIC ZINCZENKO
Chief Executive Officer 
Bonnier Corporation 

JOE LANDRY
Executive Vice President and Group Publisher
Pride Media

ELIZABETH TIGHE
Vice President, Marketing 
MPA and IMAG Staff Liaison
SIMON LESLIE
Joint Chief Executive Officer
Ink Global
 

 

About the IMAG Community
Within the world of magazine media brands, MPA has carved out a community of independent publishers to facilitate peer-to-peer convening, sharing and learning.  The entrepreneurial leaders of IMAG companies have navigated the transition from traditional magazine company to 360° magazine media brand with creativity and innovation. What’s next for these brands? Continuing to build, expand and monetize brand audiences and assets across platforms and formats.

Fueled by the passionate interest of enthusiast audiences, IMAG brands produce world-class content that captures the attention and loyalty of consumers. Much of the excitement and newness among magazine media industry comes from the independent niche brands whose willingness to experiment often drives innovation for the entire industry.

For more information about the IMAG community, or to become an IMAG brand, contact Elizabeth Tighe at etighe@magazine.org

 

MPA Membership
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